If you thought that the sporting event of the year was the Olympics, or indeed a Brit in the Wimbledon final, then you clearly haven't heard about the Chap Olympiad. Organised by The Chap magazine and now in it's eighth year, the Chap Olympiad is without a doubt, "The Sporting Event" of the Chaps year. It took place this weekend and for the first year, it has been made into a two day event, which is hardly surprising, what with the amount of events to be fitted in.
A friend of mine had visited the event last year and on hearing the words "Ironing board surfing" competition, I counted down the 365 days until I could Beach Boys it up and get on my board. All, may I add, without even having to get my lacy hair fascinater wet!
Armed with my video camera and all good intentions to film a Jenni's Journey, my other arm was unfortunately (for the sake of my filming and fortunately for the sake of me) laden down by Pimms and Tyrrells Crisps, a very tasty sponsor of the event. I have however managed to capture the dandy mood of the day "to a T"!
|A surfing chap|
"Shouting at Foreigners" took on a slighty new take on the Olympic sports and consisted of ordering an item from an un-cooperative foreign shop owner. Sadly, my boyfriend (his hands had also been laden with G&T's) got the rules slightly out of context and managed to hold up the shopkeeper with a banana! That was after he body popped his way through the Brief case Phalanx.
|Shouting at Foreigners takes on a new twist!|
I caught up with lots of the tweed, trouser creased and moustached men throughout the day to find out exactly how it is to be a chap and my video tells all!
So, until next year - Tally Ho!